February 9, 2018
The concert features Slovak banjoist Richard Cifersky, a top European player and teacher. He has toured the U.S. with band Fragment, and played with bluegrass mainstays Becky Buller and Dale Ann Bradley. This concert is part of a series of events presented by the Department of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Carolina Bluegrass Initiative, the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Southern Folklife Collection. All events in the series are…
February 21, 2018
Award-winning multidisciplinary performance artist José Torres-Tama brings his critically acclaimed one-man show to the Historic Playmakers Theatre. Tama deftly shape-shifts into a variety of aliens who expose the hypocrisies of a system that vilifies the same people whose labor it exploits. This performance is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Latina/o Studies Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Teatro Latina/o Series and the Department of Dramatic Art.
February 23, 2018
Journey into Asia (JIA), started in 1992, is the Asian Students Association’s annual cultural showcase. JIA is an essential part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, providing the largest platform and outlet for AAPI students to express their Asian-American identities, both through the multitude of diverse cultural performances and through the physical stage space JIA provides. It is a large-scale show aimed both to empower the AAPI community to be proud…
February 24, 2018
Omar Offendum is a Los Angeles-based Syrian-American hip-hop artist, activist and architect. His music and poetry, which he performs in both Arabic and English, are infused with historical, geographical and religious references and intermixed with personal accounts of faith, politics and growing up in Washington, D.C. Offendum’s focus on Syria and uprisings in the Middle East expose American audiences to a little-understood region. His poetry and music build on American hip-hop and compel diverse audiences to consider issues of identity,…
March 19, 2018 - March 24, 2018
Join the Carolina Asia Center for Asia Week 2018 at UNC-Chapel Hill. This week-long celebration includes a film screening, speakers, career night, Asian Culture Festival and more. Visit the Carolina Asia Center’s website for more information. Asia Week is co-sponsored by Asian Students Association; Carolina Performing Arts; Center for the Study for the American South; Department of Asian Studies; Phillips Ambassadors Program; Pi Alpha Phi Fraternity; UNC College of Arts and Sciences; UNC Global; and U.S. Department of Education.
March 22, 2018
Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn (Béla Fleck duo, Sparrow Quartet, Uncle Earl) is known for creating inventive cross-cultural takes on folk and old-time music. She’s appeared on the Carolina Performing Arts stage a number of times, as a member of the Silk Road Ensemble and otherwise. She returns to Chapel Hill with Wu Fei, Beijing-born singer, classically trained composer of music that merges the classical avant-garde with the Chinese folk tradition, and master of the guzheng, a…
April 6, 2018
The Sixth Annual AAAD Global Africana Conference will feature speakers and music from the some of the most intense years of late 20th century political activity. There will be a closing concert that evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Kenan Music Building Rehearsal Hall. The performance will be “Jazz Reflections on 1965-75, with The Greg Glassman/Dave Schnitter Quintet.” The concert is free and open to the public. Please contact Ayana Brown at 919.966.5496 for more information.
April 20, 2018
The Savoy Family Cajun Band will perform in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at the FedEx Global Education Center at 7:00 pm on April 20, 2018. The band hails from southwest Louisiana, where they explore French influence on southern music and its multiethnic results. Each member of the Savoy family is a talented musician, and bandleader Mark was recently awarded the National Heritage Fellowship. Mark and his wife Ann have traveled the world playing in venues such as the Smithsonian Institution,…
September 21, 2018
The exhibition Reminders of Home: Persian Art Connecting Homeland and Diaspora will be on display August 22 to December 8, 2018 at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A free public reception celebrating the exhibition will take place on September 21, 2018, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the FedEx Global Education Center. Welcoming remarks by Carl Ernst, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Islamic Studies in the Department of Religious Studies…
October 5, 2018 - October 6, 2018
A city’s drinking water is contaminated, and two brothers, the town’s doctor and mayor, line up on opposite sides of a war pitting money and politics against the health and safety of the town. Henrik Ibsen’s classic play is newly considered by director Thomas Ostermeier. It is performed in German with English subtitles. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Carolina Performing Arts website. Performances take place on October 5 and 6 at 8 p.m.